The laundry room is often disregarded unless they are undergoing a remodel or an accident like a spillover occurs. However, they are extremely useful for many families as it gives a designated area to accomplish the task and sometimes even doubles up as a mudroom. They must be functional and to some degree beautiful. At Floor Coverings International Henderson, we want to help you achieve the home of your dreams. One way is to provide you the best information to help you make an informed decision. If you ever have questions or are ready to see some samples, give us a call and we’ll be ready to help you and even bring the samples to you!
Here are three of our top choices to consider if you’re doing an update or addition to your laundry room.
Vinyl & Linoleum
Although they are technically two different types of flooring, they both come in a similar sheet format. Vinyl also comes in tile and plank options. Both are easy to install and are water resistant which makes it ideal in the laundry room. Linoleum is more eco-friendly than vinyl however and is a bit easier on the joints if you are standing on it for an extended period of time.
Tile is another strong flooring option. The most popular choices in a laundry room are ceramic or porcelain tiles. Porcelain tiles are very similar to ceramic options except they are heated at a higher temperature in the kiln, making them especially impervious to stains and slightly more durable. Both are water resistant and easy to maintain. You should know that they, and more importantly the grout that is used, should be sealed for the best protection.
Natural stone tiles can also be used, although some options require more maintenance than others. Popular options include slate, limestone, and sandstone.
This flooring option is not commonly seen, especially on its own without another covering on top of it, however, it is a great option for a laundry room as it is very utilitarian. Consider having a slight slope with a drain in case anything goes awry. Concrete floors can actually come with different colors depending on the material that goes into it, or you could always paint the floor in a bold design. It should be sealed as an added precaution, but few things will ruin this floor.
There you have it: the complete list of flooring suggestions to consider in your laundry room. Want to know what flooring options to consider in another room in your home? Give us a call or email us!